Wednesday 11 November 2009

Private George Hoskins

Born on 9 July 1872 in Barnes, Surrey, England - son of Elizabeth Hoskins, Barnes, Surrey, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served with the 25th Field Battery, Royal Artillery (fourteen years and three months), Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410777) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1916 - later served with the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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